Mid-State celebrates Pre-Apprenticeship Machine Tool graduates
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College held a special ceremony on May 23 to honor the graduates of its first-ever Pre-Apprenticeship Machine Tool Training program.
Nine students completed the 14-week customized program, each earning 12 credits in Mid-State’s Machine Tool Technician program as well entry-level skills needed to get started in the field, enter apprenticeship or continue on in the technical degree program.
Made possible through a partnership between the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (NCWWDB), Mid-State Technical College and the Job Center of Wisconsin, the Pre-Apprenticeship Machine Tool Training was designed to help meet the high demand locally for machinists and was entirely free for participating students thanks to funding by the NCWWDB.
College officials are looking into possibly offering the Pre-Apprenticeship Machine Tool Training program again in the future, pending available funding. Learn more about Mid-State’s Machine Tool Technician program and other options in the Manufacturing career cluster at mstc.edu/cluster/manufacturing.